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post #1 of 9 Old 01-23-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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here are a few of my latest hooks.
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i make them for my wife. she works with fiber goods and has sold quite a few. anyone else making these? i wonder what is the most functional type of head, hook or wedge cut?
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Hadn't thought about making those before, be good for arthritic fingers I bet.
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They are very beautiful. Wish I'd had some back when I crocheted. How do you make the hook?
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You need to get the latest issue of American Woodturner. There is an excellent article on making these.
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They are very beautiful. Wish I'd had some back when I crocheted. How do you make the hook?
thanks. i turn the piece to the desired diameter, add the wire burns, then shape the point of the head. then i remove the piece from the lathe and make the cuts for the hook on the band saw. then i gently clamp it in the vice, and using needle rasps i shape the hook. sand to about 400, rub on some beeswax/linseed, and presto!
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Thank you for the explanation, Gus. That is a lot of work, but really pays off in thier beauty.
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I need to make some for the wife. Gus, what is the diameter of your large hook? 5/8"? 3/4"?
Nice work, BTW.

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I need to make some for the wife. Gus, what is the diameter of your large hook? 5/8"? 3/4"?
Nice work, BTW.
thank you. crochet hooks are usually sized with a letter that corresponds to a metric measurement. and there are many different letter systems. the hooks in the original post are 6.5mm, 11.5mm (custom size), and 17mm (just over 5/8"). the 17mm is not commonly used. the most commonly used hooks are in the 4-9mm range. i made this 47mm hook for the loml's display.
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Thanks for the info, Gus! You can probably tell I don't know poop about crocheting.

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